In an abundance of caution to protect our employees, volunteers, and patrons, the Florida Historical Society is closing to the public from Saturday, March 14, through Saturday, April 4, 2020, the Library of Florida History, The Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, and the Rossetter House Museum and Gardens.

All FHS Administrative and Business offices will remain open and operational during this period.

The Florida Historical Society Caribbean Conference Cruise, scheduled for May 16-23; the Zora in Brevard event on March 28, and the Easter Egg Hunt on April 11 at the Rossetter House Museum and Gardens have been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Garden Rentals


Garden Rentals

Have the entire lawn and gardens to host your perfect wedding!

We provide outdoor space for ceremony and/or reception
including both the North and South lawns, the patio,
and a private bride's room in the Roesch house.



Minimum two hour rental is $500, and $150 per additional hour

Refundable deposit of $200

Event insurance is required

( is one place to get event insurance)


~ Accomodates a maximum of 100 guests ~

~ Furniture, lighting, linens, and tents not provided ~

~ Electrical outlets are available but are limited ~

~ The patio and portions of the lawn are wheelchair accessible ~

~ Restroom facilities for men and women available ~

~ Property is available for rent between the hours of:
11am and 9pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays ~

~ Set up is allowed to begin as early as 10am the day of the event ~

~ Take down needs to conclude within 1 hour after rental time -fees assessed if property not cleared by 10 pm~

~ Wedding rehearsal is optional for a fee of $75 and must conclude by 6pm ~


Please call for information or to schedule a tour of the grounds.


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Updated 5/31/2014